Nov 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
likely to postpone the spending cuts. i think that would be disastrous for the economy. and i think we're likely to let the tax cuts expire than come back in january and cut the taxes for at least 98% of americans. >> joining me now to map out a timeline, nbc white house correspondent mike viqueira who joins me from right there in the white house. so are you getting a sense of the schedule of these events? >> reporter: the schedule is pretty much up in the air. pretty remarkable that john yarmouth, house democrat from kentucky is basically saying let's go over the cliff because we're never going to come to an agreement. the trouble is that cliff if we go over it, the congress at budget office itself says over the next course of the year if those tax cuts kick in, more than $1 trillion in new added taxes to the american people. plus that sequester, that automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending about $1 trillion as well. the cbo says that will be 9.1% unemployment. gdp will slow by half a percentage point. it could be another recession. so where have we seen this movie before?
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
bee lidge rent way, but as a broker. this is an economy issue. so i think that this withdrawal has to be done because our true national security is in the western pacific. >> let's talk about the unemployment rate here at home for post-9/11 veterans. it's 10%. for women, 15.5%. and both of those numbers are far too high. so what can we be doing to help our veterans when they return to civilian life? >> in the case of jobs, two things. i think it was outrageous that the senate voted to spend over $100 billion on that war where it was all put on to our credit card would not approve a bill for $1 billion for job corps this summer. and you have to look at not just policieses, but how well are they executed. texas hired 25 veterans. and every time a discharge -- a veteran is given his discharge papers or texas veteran applies for unemployment, both those forms are the veteran's contact information is sent to that office of those 125 veterans. they then contact every single texas veteran with half their office. the other half is getting together all the businesses in texas and they match
Nov 10, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> spending spree. new signs today that the economy is on the upswing, and you might be driving it. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt," let's get to what's happening right now out there as we have new information today on the shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus. we have now learned the fbi opened an investigation into his biographer, paula broadwell, for allegedly accessing petraeus' e-mails. all this just a week before the general was set to testify before congress on the benghazi attack. joining me now is greg miller, national security correspondent for "the washington post." greg, what a morning. let's get right to it. i'd like to hear the latest that you've learned. >> well, you know, the big question now is what is the reason for this fbi investigation into this e-mail? and it does look like this is an access to a personal e-mail account. so, this is not a case, as it initially appeared yesterday, of david petraeus coming forward to clear a guilty conscience or something. this is a case where he was flushed out in the open by an fbi investig